Welcome to Belfast Zoological Gardens
Christmas at the zoo
Santa's grotto is now fully booked, but we've plenty of festive fun for all the family!
Find out more about Christmas at the zoo
Download our Christmas schedule (jpg - 377KB)
We're refurbishing the Explorer's Learning Centre. It's due to be completed in summer 2014. Until then there will be construction vehicles on site and some disruption. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Looking for an animal or species?
Click on the first letter of its name to find out more.
We're home to one of Northern Ireland's most iconic native species, the red squirrel. Taisie, Shesk and Oisin arrived at Belfast Zoo in 2012 and have moved into red squirrel nook, a new interactive and educational exhibit. They will form the first NI breeding project for this species.
What we're doing to help animals in danger.
Discover how we care for our animals
How you can help protect endangered species